John Thorpe’s Gig

Title

John Thorpe’s Gig

Subject

Land Based Vehicles

Description

When Catherine first meets John Thorpe, he is recklessly driving his new gig through Bath. He is very proud of his new open vehicle, boasting about its worth and demanding admiration for it. The pressure he puts on Catherine to take a ride in it when she had already committed to walking with Mr. Tileny sets up the conflict between Catherine’s two suitors. When Catherine learns from Mr. Allen that is was inappropriate to ride in an open carriage with a man, she realizes Mr. Thorpe does not have her best interests in mind.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

5.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “John Thorpe’s Gig,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed June 9, 2023, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/297.